The coffee ice cream itself is addicting enough in this pie, but topping with a sweet, creamy, vanilla-y, coffee/booze-scented layer, I couldn't get enough. The espresso beans add pops of sweetness and bitterness and give this an amazing texture. Serve topped with an extra dollop of whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.


Recipe Summary

5 mins
11 hrs
11 hrs 20 mins
15 mins
1 9 1/2-inch pie


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Lightly grease a 9 1/2-inch deep dish pie plate with cooking spray; set aside.

  • Combine dark chocolate sandwich cookies, butter, and salt in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely chopped and mixture sticks together when pinched with your fingers, about 20 times. Transfer cookie mixture to the prepared pie dish and press evenly onto the bottom and up the sides of dish to form a crust. Place in a refrigerator until ready to use.

  • Microwave fudge topping, 30 seconds to 1 minute, until runny. Set aside and let cool slightly, about 5 minutes.

  • Remove crust from the refrigerator and spread softened coffee ice cream evenly over the bottom. Drizzle 1/4 cup fudge topping over ice cream. Place in a freezer until firm, about 45 minutes.

  • Combine cream, coffee liqueur, Irish cream liqueur, and vanilla extract in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Beat until stiff peaks almost form, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Fold sweetened condensed milk into whipped cream mixture until combined and mixture is light and fluffy. Fold in 1/2 cup chopped espresso beans.

  • Remove pie from the freezer and top with the whipped cream mixture. Freeze until cream mixture has hardened, about 2 hours.

  • Repeat process of microwaving remaining 1/4 cup fudge topping and cooling slightly. Remove pie from the freezer and drizzle fudge topping over the cream layer. Top with the remaining espresso beans. Return to the freezer until completely frozen, 8 hours or overnight.

  • Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving. Slice and serve immediately.

Cook's Notes:

I used Häagen-Dazs(R) ice cream.

Staggering the process so that each layer can set up in the freezer is important to ensure things set evenly and don't melt into each other. The crust can be made up to 2 days ahead.

Nutrition Facts

884 calories; protein 10g; carbohydrates 103.5g; fat 49.6g; cholesterol 115.5mg; sodium 533.5mg. Full Nutrition